Air Products Introduces New Surfactant Products

Air Products IntroducesNew Surfactant ProductsAir Products and Chemicals Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pa., now offers EnviroGem AE surfactants and the EnviroGem AD01 low-foam wetting agent, both based on the chemistry of Gemini surfactant technology.Because Gemini technology offers two hydrophiles and at least two hydrophobes within a single molecule, Gemini surfactants are more surface-active than their single hydrophile analogs, said Dr. Robert E. Stevens, technology manager, coatings and inks applications development and technical service. Air Products recommends the family of EnviroGem AE surfactants for use in waterborne systems that require environmentally friendly solutions.EnviroGem AD01 is a liquid product that provides foam control and dynamic surface tension reduction, according to the company.February 2002